Looking to buy handmade jewellery?
Well, here are a few reasons why you’re thinking in the right direction:
You’re Supporting Real People
When you buy a necklace from a large company, knowing where your money is going can be especially hard, however, when you invest in handcrafted jewellery, you’re connecting with a real artist. Regardless of whether you know the artist in person or you just have a feeling that you know them after learning their story, you know that you’re doing your part to help them.
You Become Part of a Story with Each Piece Bought
Every time you put on a piece of handmade jewellery, you’re becoming a part of the artisan’s story which is being told trough his work. That piece of jewellery sends a message, and you can feel a connection between yourself and the sender of that message.
These Pieces Don’t Involve Mass Production Machinery
Just as the definition goes, handmade jewellery is largely made by hand. The pieces that make up an item of jewellery are sawed, carved, soldered, and made to shape using hand tools or machinery operated by hand as opposed to automated machinery without the intervention of an operator.
So what makes it better?
Attention to detail.
The ingenuity and beauty of something made naturally is a feeling that no automated machine, no matter how technologically advanced, can replicate.
The Value of Time
As stated earlier, handmade jewellery usually take longer to complete. Designers often spend hours crafting a design, but you can feel that they put their heart and soul into every piece that’s made. Quality takes time, doesn’t it?
The Manufacturing Process
Every designer has a special relationship with each piece that is created. The design process is very important and also a huge part of the inherent value of each piece. A designer knows every curve and line and makes every step with a clear intention.
Whilst it is possible for machines to keep making a piece even after the original designer is dead, things are different with handmade jewellery. Makers and artisans are only able to create a limited number of pieces throughout their careers (and lives). When you own a piece of handmade jewellery, you own something that is of a finite amount and that provides a feeling of exclusivity.
In many cases, the materials that are used in making handmade jewellery are of higher quality. Mass produced jewellery often contains cheaper materials with the sole intention to make the piece cheaper and improve profit margins, for example gemstone quality.
Jewellery makers often work with sustainability in mind. Being ethical might be more costly than just taking a sort cut to success, but it certainly pays off with originality at the very end.
Quality You Can Trust
Due to the ability to track and control the entire manufacturing process, smaller-scale production usually comes with much higher quality.
Locally Made with Love
From a sustainability standpoint there is huge value in supporting a local endeavor. Artisans create their works with a lot of love, and you’re helping to spread that feeling.
About The Author
Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences.
She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.